Alessandra Torre sure knows how to throw a curveball…..
In full disclosure, this is my first Alessandra Torre book. I wasn’t sure what to expect but since I love sports, I grew up as a tomboy playing with the boys, I was attracted by the cover of Moonshot. As I started into the book I just assumed it would be a stereotypical steamy romance with a sport setting
This book is a great behind the scenes look at baseball with great characters that come alive in the easy reading, yet wonderfully expressive writing style of the author. I was just getting comfortable in where I thought the story was taking me when I got to the part where eighteen year old Ty (Tyler) starts making typical teenager decisions; irrational, emotional, and risky. Even though her attraction to Chase, the star baseball player she has worshiped for years because of his batting average and glove, is beyond a simple childhood crush and he is just a strongly drawn to her, I actually became anxious as unexpected events started to unfold. Let me tell you, it’s so much easier emotionally to read cookie cutter stories! Again, this is not what I expected from Moonshot!
Jump ahead a few years, Ty and Chase were torn from each other without explanation or goodbye. Both living hollow lives without the other. I was just starting to adjust to the thought of Ty living with the consequences of her decisions when the underlying mystery, that is the core of the book, really started to unfold. All along Alessandra had been laying clues that I noticed, but didn’t understand why they were in the story. Once the proverbial ball started rolling down the hill, the thriller/intrigue of the book picked up and I was hit with the OMG, what just happened moment! I never saw the ending coming. It completely caught me off guard!
I needed to metaphorically sit down anyway!
If writing was really a game of baseball,Alessandra Torres would be a great closer! This book has power, substance and an awesome curveball! Do you want to know what happened to Ty and Chase? You’ll have to read it for yourself!! My only caveat; this is one of those books that would be worth reading on a night or day to yourself. You will not want to put in down once you start and you will be irritated by interruptions!